Your Hack For Frizz-Free Hair


Q1) I have very frizzy long hair which I’m not too happy with. I have been advised keratin treatment by my hair dresser as I don’t want very straight hair. Would this damage my hair?

Ans: Keratin as the name suggests is an all-protein treatment. It will infuse protein into the hair cuticle and make the hair approximately fifty per cent straighter than its original texture but will remove the frizz completely giving a smooth and natural finish to your locks. It’s a two-day procedure where keratin is applied on day one and sealed into the hair cuticle with a heated iron. The shampoo and deep conditioning procedure is done after 48 hours to finish the treatment and the home care thereafter is necessary but rather simple comprising of keratin shampoo, mask and argan oil. Keratin is a great technology to tame your mane with a fabulous natural effect but like all good things it does not last forever.  You would have to repeat the treatment every six to eight months to maintain the beautiful healthy sheen and texture of your hair.

Q2) My daughter has a few warts around her eyes and on the neck. ls there any cosmetic cure for this?

Ans: A dermatologist can remove warts with a very painless procedure and the best part is that there are no permanent marks left behind. A home remedy can work in certain cases where the warts have recently emerged so it is worth a try. Take some castor oil in a bowl and with a cotton bud dab it on the wart twice a day, do this consistently and regularly for a couple of months and soon you will see the wart shrink and fall off.

Q3) The crow’s-feet around my eyes are my problem, I do use a moisturiser regularly but these seem to get deeper day by day. Is there any solution?

Ans: Crow’s-feet are a natural part of ageing and growing up. Many young people also have this problem, maybe due to excessive laughing or smiling so it shouldn’t worry you too much. Keeping your skin hydrated and moisturised well, will give a smoother appearance to these lines so a good moisturiser and drinking plenty of water as a regular routine is excellent. Using a heavy moisturiser daily and applying under-eye cream both in the morning and night is a habit that will help enormously. A sea-weed eye mask especially formulated for undereyes should be applied for ten minutes daily around the eyes with an extra dab on the crow’s-feet. Another trick to tackle this can be done with makeup where you can apply blusher tactfully more on your cheeks and not on the crow’s feet to avoid emphasis on them thus taking away attention from the crow’s feet which then will not be too prominent.


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Rashmi Kapur Abrol has been in the beauty industry for the last 37 years, a columnist to the Times of India, official make-up therapist to the Miss World contestants and a soft skills trainer for Leading Hotels in the country and abroad.


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